Thursday, 27 September 2007
1. Players must list one fact, word, or tidbit that is somehow relevant to their life for each letter of their first or middle name.
2. When you are tagged you need to write your own post containing your first or middle name game facts, word, or tidbit.
3. At the end of your post choose one person for each letter of your name to tag.
4. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling them that they have been tagged, and to read your blog.
5. If I’ve tagged YOU (see below), please join in on the fun!
Little Boys - Mitch and Hayden
Nocturnal ( lol ) well up late I know! lol
Emotional Scrapper( sometimes and wear my heart on my sleeve )
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
*** Only if you are positive that the person is pregnant do you ask when they are due. Best to save face than get it wrong. ***
Never touch a pregnant ladies tummy unless invited too, Many don't like it!
"When are you due? Wow, you are looking lovely"
"Pregnancy is really agreeing with you, you look great"
"Aren't you glowing today"
Comments about the way they look is always a positive way to go.
Sometime I wished I had a book to give some people that really had no tact in bringing up the subject of pregnancy only to end it on a negative note.
Nice things to do.
Open the door for them.
Offer them your seat on public transport or in a shopping mall.
All these sort of things help and make things a little easier for these women.
Till next time
Monday, 24 September 2007
Don't you just hate it when another girl at work or friend that's pregnant is compared to you? Have you ever had someone ask when you're due to comment how big you are?
Trust me I know this all to well. I had these in both of my pregnancies with my boys. My boys were not small bubs either both were over 8lbs. But the fact was I couldn't shake the negative comments directed at me and my pregnant body. I was compared to someone with a petite body so it made me look like I had a mutant child growing inside of me with 2 heads and 6 legs or something.
I became self conscious of pregnant body. I really never thought I would get to that. I wanted to enjoy my pregnancies, not be compared or sized up to others. I hadn't had my child and I was getting compared to other mum's to be. And we wonder why we start comparing babies after that. We are lead to believe from the start that we are doing something wrong because we don't compare up to others expectations. I know this is so silly to believe, but why do we still listen to what others say that really have no right to judge?
Something to ask yourself I think about why you care about what others think or say.
I guess we are just trying to fit in, to be liked, to be asked questions or talk about baby things. To create a friend.
I thought about this a while when pregnant with Mitchell. I guess the underlying factor was to create a friend as friends talk about good things. And it doesn't matter whether you know the person well or not, we all like to be treated the same whether we are pregnant or skinny or small or big.
A person close to me asked me today. How did I cope being compared to other pregnant ladies and comments made how big I was.
Well to begin with it hurt a lot. I felt that maybe something was wrong with me or my baby to get such negative comments. It was hard to get out of the mindset of being upset and annoyed.
I had to think about shifting the hurt or anger I felt. So I came up with some comments to say back. But before I did this I had to accept myself, my size in the stage of pregnancy I was at, and believe in what my response is to the person.
Some of the things I said were of course said in the nicest possible way without being rude:
"Thankyou for noting that I have a gorgeous pregnant body, I love my body just the way it is thanks"
"At least I am healthy"
" hmmm I think its a girl"
" hmmm I think its a boy"
" I am sorry you feel that way, I love being pregnant"
" Thanks, My Doctor says I am a healthy size for my baby"
I just repeated a few of these and the person got the message that really I wasn't fazed at my size. That there was nothing wrong with my size and that I was healthy and loved my baby body.
I think the most important factor is to love your pregnant body. 'You're not a cow or a beached whale or preschool bus carrying all the kiddies. You're in fact something far more special than any of those. You're going to be a Mum whether it be the first time or 2nd, 3rd etc... you are still special. You are carrying a mircle of your love and devotion to create your own family. Let not others judge you for creating a mircle within yourself. You should be full of pride with every kick you feel.
Many generations have probably past the person that made the comment or hasn't had kids for awhile or never had any at all.
You are unique, your pregnancy and baby are unique.
Keep your chin up, I know its hard. But think of ways why you love your pregnant body and tell the person that either compared you or left the unfavourable comment. If you are fine with who you are and how your pregnancy is going no one else should matter but your own Doctor observing your pregnancy.
Take Care to all those who are pregnant and are due to have your gorgeous babies in your arms soon. Remember You are Special let no one knock you off your perch, you have a right to glow!
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Friday, 21 September 2007
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Anyway here is a card I made for Dad for Fathers Day. I used SU Spectrum ink pad, and their lovely stamps. I am happy with the outcome in the end.
Tonight I need to gather whatever strength I have to finish a swap I am lagging behind in. I feel so bad about that cos I got sick towards the end of it. Things aren't going right. So I will try to do that and put up my mum's layouts in the gallery. She's been doing so well at scrapping.
Will post again soon.
Love Lea xx
Sunday, 16 September 2007
So check them out.
Baby Centre - Australia
Fertility Friend - US
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Didn't know whether to be in shock for him saying it or just laugh. I've never heard him say that before. So I just smiled and said 'thanks dear' can you now go eat your lunch to make you big and strong. Oh well! My little funny for the day.